Random Thursday Morning Thoughs

  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling decided to get out of Congress. Someone named Bunni Pounds is in a  runoff to replace him. I'll leave it at that. 
  • The Star-Telegram finally reported about the judge getting reversed on appeal after ordering a defendant to be shocked in court. In the story it says, "Texas Lawyer first reported the ruling Tuesday."  I would like to point out that the hardest working man in show business wrote about it on this blog on Friday.
  • A few weeks ago I said that Trump's lawyer might be the dumbest lawyer in America. I also said, in regards to the Stormy Daniels, "What's Trump going to do? Sue her to say she is violating a confidentially agreement regarding adulterous sex?" Well, the lawyer did it. He obtained a restraining order to prevent the porn star from disclosing any details about the affair which he claims didn't happen. And Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted the "arbitration win" yesterday in the press briefing. It's a Confederacy of Dunces. (Prediction: Sarah is in trouble.)
  • Stolen quote: "Donald Trump cheated on his pregnant 3rd wife with a porn star, Stormy Daniels, who’s now suing him. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the man who won the Evangelical vote."
  • There's a Texas court reporter shortage. Old timers like me know the cause of it: There is no longer a demand because of (1) worker's comp reform and (2) tort reform. If you your chances of getting a a job are low, you don't go to court reporting school.
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  • There's nothing legally interesting about it, but the Fort Worth Court of Appeals affirmed a Wise County case late last week. It deals with the legality of how the Sheriff's office handled the case. 
  • Nothing makes me laugh more than Fox and Friends trying to be "hip" by using "Diamond and Silk." ("Uh, huh! That's right!")
  • The Colonial golf club has lost its sponsorship for its annual tournament. They unveiled a new logo yesterday for this year's tournament which might have been created with Microsoft Paint.
  • There are parts of Fort Worth which now have flashing yellow left turn lights at heavily used intersections. A NASCAR driver could probably handle it. Everyone else is in a death trap.  
  • For criminal lawyers: Here's a great roundup of the Texas results for the election for DA and Court of Criminal Appeals.